ssh and mac

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Mar 7th, 2009
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this question isn't really about how to set it up but how ssh works on mac os x. i cant enter a user name when using the built in client on os x and can find much out there that helps. does anyone here even use macs?

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Joe Clarke Sat, 03/07/2009 - 14:52
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MacOS X uses OpenSSH. There are manpages installed which can give you some usage help:


$ man ssh


To pass a username to SSH, use either the -l option, or the '@' notation. For example:


ssh -l jclarke 10.1.1.1


Or:


ssh [email protected]

themcurtis Sun, 03/08/2009 - 09:00
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there seems to be a limitation with the built in ssh client when it comes to complex name such as the use use of "$name$" does anyone know how to get it to accept these complex names.


and just to note i have been using the -l command

Joe Clarke Sun, 03/08/2009 - 10:44
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You need to use quotes and '\':


ssh -l "\$name\$" 10.1.1.1

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